'Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' rumored game time has become a PR problem

After Kotaku reported that 'Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' might be two hours long, there has been a backlash among many fans. People involved in the project along with Game Informer have attempted to address the concern of gamers. However the damage been done and what can Konami do to fix this PR problem.

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Snookies121569d ago (Edited 1569d ago )

They can't do anything for me. After hearing this, it went from a pre-order to a 'wait until price drop or sale'. *sigh* I hate to pass up pre-ordering a Metal Gear game... That's been a tradition of mine, but I don't want to pay 40 bucks for a game that won't even last me two hours...

stanr1569d ago

Me and a lot of gamers are having the same feeling. Are sure there is no way Konami could regain your trust?

rdgneoz31568d ago

Drop the price to $20 at the most. 2 hours with a few side missions is not worth the $40 charge.

Gaming1011568d ago

Konami needs the money to balance its budgets and maybe make a profit. They haven't come out with any big sellers in a long time, so that's what you end up with... a $40 game that takes less than 2 hours to complete. I don't really see a lot of side missions taking up too much of your time. I'll certainly wait to see the full length of everything from more in depth reviews, since the sub 2 hour length has only been confirmed by one site. But really, if you pay $40 when you find out it's still 2 hours, the game might as well come with a cock for your ass.

Axecution1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

to be fair, there may be a billion side missions and whatnot that make it last a lot longer.
Also, maybe thats 2 hours of gameplay without cutscenes. Lets be honest, metal gear has some longggg cutscenes that = more time with the game.

And honestly, when movies release on bluray - especially in 3D - theyre less than 2 hours long and about the same price... its really not that bad and im positive the overall value will be worth it and last me waaaay longer than 2 hours.

gigoran1568d ago

Right. Because you trust everything on Kotaku. Good for you. The rest of us with a brain ignored them and will stick with reliable information.

DeadlyFire1568d ago

Well its not a full game. Its more like that MGS2 Demo disc that came packed into that Zone of Enders game. $40 for a demo disc is absurd. All the build up I was expecting at least a quality length title out of it. Now I might wait until a month before MGS 5 comes out to get Ground Zeroes. As its price will be reasonable by then.

nohopeinc1568d ago

If you truly son't think it is worth your money, than simply do not buy it. If you think expressing your opinions on N4G about how big bad companies are hurting the consumer or some stupid conspiracy theories about how people who buy it are sheep this OMG the industry is falling, Konami is not reading this and does not care. Because plenty of consumers will buy it regardless. I am one of them.

I really don't think anybody can make the argument that hours playable determines the value of a game. So I would suggest to all the I need so many more hours for $40 dollar people to stop wasting your time. Konami does not care about your opinion because your not the spender in this situation, I am, and I am perfectly fine with this.

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psDrake1568d ago

With all due respect to developer's efforts, no sane person should spend $30 or $40 on a game which lasts less than two hours no matter how quality the game is.

Most people hate fillers but this is unacceptable at this price range

Kingthrash3601568d ago

what can konami do to fix the problem? change price to 14.99...or, or...better yet charge 40 but have a deal to where you get a digital version on mgsV for 20 or even 30.00.
similar to what bf,cod,ac did with this holiday season.


15$ is the sweet spot for this "game"

Ashlen1568d ago (Edited 1568d ago )

Konami has said there are side missions to extend the story.

Don't forget games like Skyrim can be beaten in just over 2 hours if you just rush through the main story, but it's hardly a two hour game.

MAULxx1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

If your comparing it content wise to Skyrim.
Skyrim would be a month long feast & GZ would be a small appetizer.
Skyrim Legendary Edition is $40 bucks as well and it includes Dawnguard & Dragonborn. Dragonborn itself would be more content.
Skyrim is a freakin Monster Beast & GZ is a tiny kitten, if you compare them.

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